2021 Toyota Tundra vs 2021 Honda Ridgeline

2021 Toyota Tundra vs 2021 Honda Ridgeline

Full-size pickup trucks constitute a significant portion of the automotive market and are extremely popular with American consumers. Adding aspects as reliability and affordability make for an all-in-one vehicle and the Toyota Tundra is a perfect example. But competition is always around the corner, and the Honda Ridgeline is one of them. In this article, we are going to look at the differences between the 2021 Toyota Tundra and the 2021 Honda Ridgeline.

The Tundra has come a long way from its first version introduced back in 1999. Currently, in its second generation, the 2021 model year version of the Tundra comes with a host of changes and updates such as a new Nightshade appearance package that will be available for the Limited trim, and a new Trail Special Edition package that will be limited to just 5,000 units. Coming to the Ridgeline, the vehicle’s exterior look has been revised, a new Honda Performance Development (HPD), new 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, and a revised infotainment system.

The 2021 Tundra is available in six trims – SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition, and TRD Pro. The price varies from $34,025 MSRP for base SR trim to $49,125 MSRP for the top-end TRD Pro (MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $1,695). The 2021 Honda Ridgeline, on the other hand, is available in five trims – Sport, RTL, RTL-E, and Black Edition. The price for the Ridgeline varies from $34,490 Starting MSRP for the base Sport trim and goes up to $43,920 Starting MSRP for the top-end Black Edition trim (MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,225 destination charge, and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for premium colors). Interested in the 2021 Tundra or the 2021 Ridgeline? Contact us today to schedule a test drive.

2021 Toyota Tundra


2021 Honda Ridgeline

5.7-liter V-8 Engine 3.5-liter V-6
381 hp / 401 ft-lbs. Horsepower/Torque 280 hp / 262 ft-lbs.
10,200 lbs. Towing Capacity (Pounds) 5,000 lbs.
1,780 lbs. Payload Capacity (Pounds) 1,583 lbs.

Performance, Specs, and Features of the 2021 Tundra and 2021 Ridgeline

The 2021 Tundra packs a punch thanks to its mighty V-8 powertrain that puts out 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. While rear-wheel drive comes standard, you can opt for a four-wheel-drive system as well. The Honda Ridgeline, on the other hand, offers comparatively lesser power output figures but still manages to impress with a 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque output. Talking about ground clearance, the 2021 Tundra offers 10.6 inches while the 2021 Ridgeline offers 7.6 inches. The Tundra offers more flexibility while the Ridgeline offers a smooth city and freeway driving experience.

Coming to its features, the Tundra comes with a cloth upholstered front bench seat as standard for the base variant and moves up to leather-trimmed, and perforated leather-trimmed upholstery for the higher trims. Not to forget the Black TRD Pro leather-trimmed front bucket seats with red contrast stitching and the TRD Pro logo that comes with the top-end TRD Pro trim. The seats have 4-way manual adjustability for the base SR trim which upgrades to a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and a six-way power-adjustable front passenger seat in the Platinum trim.

The Honda Ridgeline offers cloth upholstered seats, an eight-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a seven-speaker radio system as standard features. Coming to the optional features, the 2021 Ridgeline offers leather upholstered seats, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, HD Radio, two rear-seat USB ports, an eight-speaker sound system, and wireless device charging.

For the 2021 Tundra, all the variants come with Toyota Safety Sense, Star Safety System, Eight Airbags, Tire Pressure Monitor System, ToyotaCare, and Anti-theft system with engine immobilizer, to name some of them. Contact us to experience the 2021 Tundra today.

The same applies to the Ridgeline that offers similar features like forwarding collision warning, road departure mitigation, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning.

We at White’s Lima offer both the 2021 Tundra and 2021 Ridgeline. Contact us today to experience them in person. You can also get in touch with us to schedule a test drive.